The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) was introduced by the Housing Act 2004. It assesses the effect that 29 housing hazards may have on the health and safety of current/future occupants of a property, which are then categorised. Category 1 hazards are hazards which pose a serious and immediate risk to a person’s health and safety, whilst Category 2 hazards are those which are less serious or urgent. Tackling these hazards will make homes healthier and safer to live in.
The HHSRS is relevant to all homeowners, private/social landlords and tenants. Private landlords and letting agents are advised to assess their property/properties for serious hazards and carry out improvements over a reasonable period, to reduce the risks associated with these hazards.
Here you can find out more about the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.